A group of male patients are in a Tuberculosis sanatorium. They have to remain there for a considerable time, as there was no direct cure at the time other than fresh air. Antagonisms, in some cases quite extreme, develop between the patients, and romantic complications arise with the nurses, and with the patients' wives. At the end of a calendar year, they are all fit to be sent home at the same time, and the tensions have mostly subsided. Moreover romance with nurses has developed into a firm relationship in one case.Written by
I remember that in the late 19 60s a secretary in the office I worked in was diagnosed with TB.So it was still an issue when this film was released.The idea in those days seemed to stick sufferers away in a sanatorium for a year to make sure theye didn't infect anybody else.So in this film many of the patients plus some nurses seem sex starved.Particularly Donald Sinden who reprises his Benskin character with a bit too much relish.Attitudes shown in this film are rather outdated and in the case of Houston character unpleasant.
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